Nontuberculous Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody–Positive Pachymeningitis Presenting as High Cervical Myelopathy

Rajesh Parameshwaran Nair, Lakshman I. Kongwad

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Abstract

High cervical myelopathy is a common entity and often encountered in clinical practice. Various pathologies can present with this symptomatology. Detailed history and a meticulous neurological examination can help us differentiate and rule out some of the close differentials. Non tuberculous ANCA positive pachymeningitis is a rare entity and a diagnosis of exclusion or following histopathological confirmation. Here we describe a case of high cervical myelopathy, the presentation, imaging and the various differentials considered and how we arrived at the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1042.e1-1042.e5
JournalWorld Neurosurgery
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2017

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  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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